by: Keith Miners
I am moving my church into the season of summer. This season will continue through the coming natural season of fall, the natural season of winter, the natural season of spring. The season of summer will linger through other natural seasons. Do not see fall arrive and think the church has moved into fall. Give me your schedules so that you are available to Me. Do not just resume normal fall routine, but plan to live in the availability of summer, the total availability of gathering and reaping.
My church is familiar with the season of fall where the time is spent hunkering down for the days ahead. My church is familiar with the season of winter, of hunkering down and letting things die away. My church likes the season of spring,"lo the winter is past, the sound of singing is heard,come away with Me." My church likes the newness of spring, fresh starts, new beginnings, promises of things to come.
Summer is the time of fulfillment, of moving from promise to fulfillment, moving from blossom, the promise of fruit, to fruit, the arrival of fruit, much fruit; moving from sowing to harvest. It can seem easier to continue to sow rather than the expectation of the labour of harvest. It's time to expect the fulness of harvest, to plan to harvest and move into the harvest. Do not be surprised by the size of the harvest, there has been much sowing, time to reap.The heat of summer brings it's own storms. It brings long, lingering days, days to linger in My Presence, to walk with Me again in the cool of the evening. To enjoy the heat of the fire of My Presence. For those in My church who embrace this season it will endure through many,many natural seasons.
About these words...
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